Tollway political hires fired for slacking off, harassment
By Marni Pyke
Good connections don't necessarily mean good attitudes for a few current and former toll road employees.
Sleeping on the job, bucking authority and creating a hostile work environment are among their flaws listed in an Illinois State Toll Highway Authority audit.
The agency investigated 42 current and former employees after a media report identified them as political hires. The 42 started at the authority in 2003 and 2004.
An audit report obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request indicates that nine of those workers did not meet the minimum requirements for their jobs.
Some of those hires also got away with actions you'd think would lead to being speedily canned. Here's some examples.